Laura Merkel Fitness is devoted to helping folks feel stronger and more confident in their bodies. I strive to create a community where people can grow and train free from the pressures of societal expectations. I want clients to feel empowered to take charge of their own fitness journey and make educated decisions about their wellness. 

Laura Merkel, of Laura Merkel Fitness, meditating with palms over heart.

COVID-19 Note

To keep everyone safe during this pandemic, all classes and private sessions are being held virtually through zoom. I will not resume in-person training until a majority of the population has been vaccinated and it appears safe to do so. 

Because I understand individual economic circumstances are in flux for most people right now, all classes are pay-what-you-can. I will also be increasing the availability of free content on my youtube channel and on social media. If you are looking for assistance getting back into fitness but are struggling financially, please message me so I can meet you where you're at.

Quotation Marks

...It still blows my mind what Laura did for me during pregnancy: my lower back was never sore, I never lost bladder control, and I was able to build strength to continue to exercises all 9 months of my pregnancy. The transverse abdominal and pelvic floor strength I built during private sessions with her I credit to having a swift and easy (RELATIVELY) delivery. I gave birth to a healthy 7 lb 7 oz baby boy in November of 2019, and was back in action with physical activity completely 6 weeks later. The modifications she taught me insured I didn't have diastasis recti. My pelvic floor and abdominals  are now one of the strongest, most functional parts of my body and I haven't had to worry about incontinence as so many women do after giving birth...

Hollee B.

Laura Merkel, of Laura Merkel Fitness, in a Downward Dog.

Class Schedule

Dec 11 - Dec 17